Week 4 wrap up

It’s hard to believe it has been 4 weeks since our start date.  We had a solid first week, but then a couple weeks where not much happened.  This week we’ve seen the slab preparation, and today I went out and got to see the concreters putting the final touches on the slab.  It was very muddy and difficult to walk around, but the guys out there seemed to be in good spirits and quite positive about the cool wet weather and said that it would cure the slab nicely.

Plumbing in preparation for slab.
Styrofoam pods for the waffle raft slab.
The waffle grid put into place.
Concreters working on the slab.

Expecting to see more action this week with the framers coming out!

Plumbing and Electrical Prep

We have just come back from a late afternoon trip to the block to check on progress. We were excited to see some new additions! 
Plumbing

The mystery meter box, that we weren’t
expecting since we already have one

Waffle Pods!!

Our slab is scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, and frames to start next Thursday. Hoping the weather has a quick turn around from the current forecasts!

Piers and mud

Oh my god Brisbane, why is it so cold right now! I really feel for the poor tradies who are working on our block, it’s always even colder out there.

We had been told that they would be ‘starting’ to prepare for our slab yesterday. However, every time we have driven out there in the past week we had been a bit disappointed to find there was absolutely no change. There’s been a delay of about 2 weeks since we got our site scrape on the 12th of June.

So yesterday as we were driving out to the block we were getting really excited and hoping for the best. We followed a concrete truck for part of the way and I became convinced it was going to our block…it wasn’t.

Then as we were a street away we saw a ute heading back in toward the city, and I got excited again, as it was hopefully proof that someone had actually been working on the block. Woo!

Here’s the evidence we found when we got there!

The first piece of evidence that work had been happening at the block.
The Coral Homes sign had been added! Yay!

The next piece of evidence. Most likely, no-one has ever been as
excited to see wet concrete dregs on their driveway as us!

We have piers, yo!

Look at those beautiful piers.

All that was left to do was drive home.
Look how beautiful the moon was at dusk!
This photo just doesn’t do it justice.